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The 9 at 9 Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you kick off your sunny Saturday morning.

EVERY MORNING, brings you the nine things you need to know as you start your day.

1. #ABORTION FLOODGATES: A group of pro-life politicians have written to every member of the Oireachtas, telling them it is almost inevitable that legislation for abortion will lead to a dramatic increase in the number of abortions. The group says no country has introduced any laws allowing abortion and been able to limit the procedure to limited cases.

2. #FIANNA FÁIL: The Fianna Fáil party Ard Fheis continues today at the RDS in Dublin with debates centering on party organisation and abortion. Party leader, Micheal Martin, is due to give his televised address later this evening.

3. #FRTC: A 24-year-old man was killed in a single vehicle road traffic collision at Bantiss, Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary at around 5.45pm yesterday evening. The man died when the van he was driving collided with a tree.

4. #CHEMICAL WEAPONS: US President Barack Obama has warned Syria that using chemical weapons would be a “game changer”. Speaking after US officials said they suspected the use of the deadly agent sarin in small-scale attacks, Obama warned that Washington must act prudently, and establish exactly if, how and when such arms were used.

5. #BANGLADESH: Police have arrested two textile bosses over the Bangladeshi factory disaster that has killed at least 332 people. Around 40 people were pulled alive overnight from the ruins of the eight-storey Rana Plaza compound which caved in on Wednesday morning while thousands of garment workers were stitching clothes for Western brands.

6. #ORGANISED CRIME: The State received €2.7 million in cash recovered from the proceeds of organised crime in 2011, following recovery procedures by the Criminal Assets Bureau.

7. #IBRC WIND-UP: The Finance Minister, Michael Noonan, has denied that the European Central Bank instructed the Department of Finance to block any public requests for information about the liquidation of the former Anglo Irish Bank.

8. #HIGH COURT: In a move that looks to abate tensions between judges and government after a recent row, the High Court will hold extra sittings during the summer holidays this year, according to the Irish Times.

9. #9/11 PLANE: A huge chunk of one of two airplanes that slammed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 has been found wedged between two office buildings in lower Manhattan, just two blocks from the site of the attacks known as Ground Zero.

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